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Chimney Rock Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Aoire A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Aoire (?) [PNNI], 'mountain of the shepherd') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 656m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J36408 25721 This place has been logged as visited by 298 members. Recently by: PPruz, Xiom5724, PaulNolan, pwbellarby, Lauranna, LucyPye, imcmahonlfc, DeltaP, seamaspeineas, Reeks2011, atlantic73, odonovansf, LorraineG60, LorraineG, bryanjbarry
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Longitude: -5.912485, Latitude: 54.162373 , Easting: 336408, Northing: 325721 Prominence: 131m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 736323 825723,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ChmnRc, 10 char: ChmnyRckMn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Granite was quarried on the northern slopes of this mountain. Mourne granite is typically grey and of high quality. Vast quantities used to be exported for construction. The streets and docks of Liverpool were built of Mourne granite.   Chimney Rock Mountain is the 184th highest place in Ireland.

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Bleck Cra on Chimney Rock Mountain, 2004
by Bleck Cra  28 Sep 2004
The Bloody Awful Bridge Newcastle County Down. What a miserable trail, yet so beloved of woggle maesters and their wards: who knows why, other than to strengthen the strong and weaken the weak. Any aspirant actually enjoying this purgatory, must turn into a successful accountant.

What is it makes the Bloody Awful Bridge track hum as bad as yesterday’s Bridgedales ?
First you have to have knees on titanium joints to accommodate the boulders; next a clutch like a Harley Davidson to change terrain and incline at a moment’s notice; and lastly the patience of Job to suffer the desperate boredom.

This torpor is interrupted only briefly by Carr’s Face quarry on Chimney Rock, impassive, perpendicular and 500’ off the ground. A small gauge railway ascends from earth to heaven to service it. What an appalling life these critters must have had and how many went into their thin boxes, limbs all rerouted ?

The thing about the Bloody Bridge track is the reward - and this is the most dramatic and splendid snapshot of what the Mournes are all about. West of the Annalong Valley; the 4 tops Brandy Pad to Carrick Little with massive Binnian, enormous Lamagan, frightening and dangerous Cove and Beg - yet all and always diminished by the Bloody Awful Bridge track itself.

Why so called ? Around sixteen canteen, a pack of Prod prisoners were being driven to Downpatrick to be exchanged for some other poor unfortunates: things were simple in these days. On information that the latter had already been topped, the Billys got chopped up and bucked into the Midpace river running under Bloody Bridge, etc, etc.
Actually I think they were given the choice of descending the track or throwing themselves in the river. None survived. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/1197/
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